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“Very Good Seafood” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
West Warwick, Rhode Island
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very Good Seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Joes is a great place for seafood. They have a large menu and much of it comes in large crab pots. You get your seafood and a vegetable all in them. They have all kinds of crab , lobster and schrimp and for the non seafood lover many other choices. It was very busy and at times loud. We were not disappointed with our meal and the service was good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank prissy1081
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“was really excited to go but service ruined it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Just wrote a great review of Joe's down south Jersey. Enjoyed it enough that I wanted to bring my nephews and nieces to one. But the service was practically nonexistent and what we did get was terrible. Half the main meals were delivered 10 minutes after others. Sides and plates another 10 minutes later. Never removed dirty dished from table. Never filled water of asked if we needed anything. One of the kids wanted dip for their crab cake and stood by the kitchen and had to ask 5 servers for a long time before he came back. Place was a mess. Look, the food was fine, but I went from wanting to go back to never go back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank BobMiles10003
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New York
Level Contributor
140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Gotta go to Joe's! Consistently great food & service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Been to this one many many times. Drinks are awesome...especially love the Hurricane (I'm a big Hurricane fan).

Food is consistently great and cooked perfectly. My favorite is the garlic dungeonous crabs! Meaty, moist and not so difficult to eat. While they give you a big fork and a tool to help out getting the crab meat out, ask for a little fork as well or they don't give it to you.

Corn is excellent!
Crab appetizer is amazing!!!

One of my favorite "fast food type" places. However, it is a little pricey if you have a drink or two. Average crab pot entrée is $25.

Service is usually excellent. Love the bibs!
Especially love that they take your cell phone number to advise when your table is ready.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank debdoodleNewYork
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good family restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

I ate here with a colleague. We ordered the Classic Sampler, Fish and Chips, and a combo - the Great Barrier.

The Classic Sampler was very good and included a delicious crab dip. The fish and chips is just average. The Great Barrier is worth trying - a combination of crab legs (it's easy to get the meat out) clams, mussels, shrimps, and a sausage.

Our server - Ashley - was very attentive. The service was quick and efficient. We sat in a picnic style table with benches.

The music was a strange mix of country, reggae, and pop. The service staff even did a quick dance when the reggae music started.

It's something different.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cannonguy
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Piscataway, New Jersey
Level Contributor
56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Eat at Joe's!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Went to Joe's numerous times. Great atmosphere. Friendly servers. Great food, especially if you are a seafood lover! I used to go to the one in Lawrenceville, but was happy to find that they were building one less than two miles away!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rednep
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